|Whimbrel at Palm Island/ photo by Margaret Dunson|
Saturday, November 15, 2014
email alert! Whimbrel at Palm Island
Margaret sighted presumably the same whimbrel from Cedar Pt on Palm/Knight Island beach last night at sunset. This is about 3/4 mile south of Stump Pass, just north of the beach entry 1 which is at the southern border of the resort. Although the lighting is poor at sunset you can certainly see the characteristic bill shape in this iphone photo.
There is a willet just to the left for a size comparison.
I remember having seen a couple of whimbrels just north of Ski Alley many years ago but they are rarely seen around here in my experience.